Read For Me

Read For Me

Let your browser read for you. Because who isn't lazy?

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What is Read For Me?

Read For Me is a Chrome extension by slcot. This extension has 1,149 weekly active users, an average user rating of 2.67, and was removed from Chrome Web Store a year ago. The latest version, 1.5, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2021-08-10
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By: slcot
Users: 1,149
Rating: 2.67 (18)
Version: 1.5 (Last updated: 2016-08-30)
Creation date: 2016-08-30
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • webNavigation
Featured: No
Size: 44.23K
Price: Free
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
A text to speech (TTS) extension for Chrome.

Just go to a webpage with paragraphs and click on it. Chrome will read it to you!


This is a light-weight Chrome extension that uses the Webkit Speech API to turn text on the page into a voice you can listen to.

Code on Github: 
https://github.com/sebLopezCot/ReadForMe

Safety
Risk impact

Read For Me requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Read For Me if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Read For Me may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
Its good but as a student and since we use pdf files, it doesnt read it. I hope the developers can make it support pdfs and other files.
by What_Why_How What_Why_How, 2021-05-24

Only reads certain paragraphs. Does not read an entire page.
by Molliana Poliak Molliana Poliak, 2020-03-02

its a good just cant get it to shut up sometimes lol
by A Google user, 2018-03-01
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